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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2020 8:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham home by...

Pumps acquired to help drain lake, ease pressure on dam

Jan. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Pumps to help take some of the pressure off a dam that's perilously close to failing are on site to help drain Oktibbeha County Lake. The pumps arrived Friday after a contract for their rental was agreed upon with Birmingham, Alabama-based Herc Rentals, The Starkville Daily News...

Alabama court won't reconsider Confederate monument ruling

Jan. 17, 2020 9:35 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to reconsider a ruling that prohibits Birmingham from obscuring, or taking down, a Confederate monument in a city park. Justices turned down a rehearing request without comment. The court in November ruled that Birmingham violated a...

Mother's suit blames suicide of 9-year-old girl on bullying

Jan. 16, 2020 3:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life filed suit Thursday blaming the fourth-grader's death on educators she accused of ignoring the girl's complaints about months of bullying by a boy. Administrators and teachers at U.S. Jones Elementary School in the west Alabama...

Alabama man charged with abusing missing woman's corpse

Jan. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been charged in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama woman whose body was found in a shallow grave weeks after she texted a friend she was “in trouble." The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office charged Fredrick Hampton, 50, on Thursday...

In this Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 photo, Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway points out an old jail log showing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Ala. The county is taking steps to preserve the old county jail, where officials say King served his final stint behind bars in 1967 about five months before his assassination. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held

Jan. 12, 2020 11:57 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county is preserving what's left of the lockup where officials say Martin Luther King Jr. served his final time behind bars just months before his assassination. Jefferson County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to memorialize and preserve an area...

Hoover, Goodwin help spark Wofford to 67-62 win at Samford

Jan. 8, 2020 10:52 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nathan Hoover scored 22 points with four 3-pointers and Chevez Goodwin's dunk with two minutes left gave Wofford the lead for good, beating Samford 67-62 on Wednesday night. Goodwin finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for Wofford (10-6, 2-1 Southern Conference) in a game that...

Severe storms, twisters will be possible across the South

Jan. 8, 2020 11:49 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Severe storms including tornadoes are possible from eastern Texas across the Deep South later this week, putting millions of people at risk, forecasters said Wednesday. More than 9 million people live in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana where there is an enhanced...

Body IDed as missing woman who texted she was 'in trouble'

Jan. 3, 2020 7:38 PM EST

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Human remains found buried in a shallow grave in a backyard have been identified as Paighton Houston, an Alabama woman who texted she feared she was “in trouble" before disappearing last month, police said Friday. The Trussville Police Department said in a statement that the...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) carries the ball for a touchdown against Boston College during the first half of the Birmingham Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Ridder, No. 23 Cincinnati romp over Boston College, 38-6

Jan. 2, 2020 9:19 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Desmond Ridder and No. 23 Cincinnati wrote a much happier ending to their season. Ridder ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to lead No. 23 Cincinnati to a 38-6 victory over Boston College on Thursday in the lightning-delayed Birmingham Bowl. It was a...